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鹬蚌相争,渔人得利

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渔人

traditional

鷸蚌相爭,漁人得利

Mandarin

Etymology

Literally: When the snipe and the oyster fight, it is the fisherman that reaps the reward.

Proverb

鹬蚌相争,渔人得利 (simplified, Pinyin yù bàng xiāng zhēng, yúrén dé lì, traditional 鷸蚌相爭,漁人得利)

  1. When two sides contend, it's always the third party that benefits.

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